The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market is part of the renaissance currently taking place in Newcastle’s artisan community. Founded in 2008, The Olive Tree Market is the Leading Contemporary Handmade Art & Design Market in Newcastle and has provided a launching platform for hundreds of creative and innovative small businesses.

The Olive Tree Market is constantly growing and evolving with talented makers and designers joining the market each month. Discover our emerging artists section, take home amazing gourmet artisan produce, and sit back and take in the sounds of independent live music! See you under the Olive Tree.


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We sure love the work of the talented boys from Growingbooks! What a fantastic product they have created by up-cycling vintage books into growing gardens. Make sure you visit them at The Olive Tree Market on July 5th- their stall is under the big Figtree.

And now have a watch of this little video about Luke & Jeremy by Josh Cartwright.

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We are super excited at Olive Tree central that Pepe Saya will be debuting at The Olive Tree Market on July 5th! Think unbelievable artisan butter created 100% by hand.  They also sell ghee, buttermilk, crème fraiche and mascarpone. Yum!

The alchemist behind Pepe Saya is owner Pierre Issa, and lets just say, that this unique company is developing a serious reputation! The butter is being used in some of Australia’s best restaurants and also on Qantas first class menus.

For those of you who like a little information on your gourmet products Pepe Saya’s Australian Cultured Butter is made using the best local ingredients – milk from happy cows, filtered water and a dash of home grown Aussie salt – because Pepe believes in making good food that is good for you! The ‘Culture’ in his butter is the good bacteria (lactobacillus), which is added to the cream, fermented for 24 hours and left to ripen over 3 weeks.

The Cultures eat the sugar (lactose) in the cream and turn it into lactic acid (souring the cream), which adds flavour to the butter and fills it up with probiotic so it’s better for you too.

So get in early on July 5th and make sure to check out this amazing stall!





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If you haven’t noticed the beautiful work of illustrator Lauren Merrick at The Olive Tree Market then make sure you visit her sweet stall on July 5th!

Lauren creates unique whimsical illustrations often taking inspiration from the natural environment. She works full time in the illustration industry and has designed a unique range of greeting cards and art prints. Lauren is also open for commissions and illustrations for children’s books and has recently illustrated  “The Billy that Died with it’s Boots on and Other Australian Verse” written by Stephen Whiteside.

You may also know Lauren’s work from the beautiful Christmas Poster she illustrated for The Olive Tree Market Christmas Poster Competition in 2013- she was the overall winner. Lauren has also created branding for a number of Olive Tree regulars including Cocoa Nib.

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Oh Deer Boutique will be making an appearance at The Olive Tree Market this Saturday June 7th. Come and have a look see at this great little brand that has been making a big splash at Olive Tree.

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Natalie Ness is a costumier, jewellery designer and illustrator, specializing in costume finishing techniques such as intricate beading and embroidery work. Natalie has been hand stitching for over 20 years, has a diploma in Theatre Costume and previously worked extensively in theatre, film and events. A self confessed lover of all things vintage, Natalie’s jewellery features old world methods of production, rare antique images and materials sourced from around the world. She has been making jewellery since 2003 and now operates full time on her jewellery label, Natalie Ness, out of her workshop in Sydney’s Marrickville.





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Studio Melt_Wanderlust 2_FlipThe new season range from Wanderlust Clothing has arrived and will be available at The Olive Tree Market this Saturday May 3rd. Effortlessly wearable simple cut kimono sleeve tunic dresses, boxy tops, and stretchy waist a-line skirts are Wanderlusts signature styles, punctuated by a “hello there” mix of colour, stripes, geometrics and florals.

Designer Trish Stenzel says, “If I am asked to describe my label Wanderlust Clothing, bold, brave and adventurous would pop straight into my mind. I gravitate to choosing bright, bold and often quirky prints for my women’s clothing collection. It’s a riot of pattern and print design because life really is too short to wear boring clothes”

The range includes a collection of two tone tunic tops and dresses that feature a range of striking print panels on the front and are made with a contrasting stretch knit back panel for wearing ease, comfort and exceptional fit.

Perfect for layering, and dressing up or down, the collection does not follow trends but is specifically designed to transcend seasons. Each carefully designed piece is aimed at becoming a well-loved staple in your wardrobe and your travels for years to come.

To find out more about the collection and the designer visit the website:

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